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Essential Aphoristic Literature
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Tao Te Ching
(4th century BCE)
by Laozi
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The Book of Ecclesiastes
(3rd century BCE)
(2nd century)
by Marcus Aurelius
by Pascal
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The Waste Books
by Georg Lichtenberg
Additional Aphoristic Literature


Doorstopper Literature Download
Essential doorstoppers
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The Tale of Genji
(11th century)
by Murasaki Shikibu
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The Story of the Stone
(18th century)
by Cao Xueqin
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The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexander Dumas
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In Remembrance of Things Past
by Marcel Proust
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The Man Without Qualities
by Robert Musil
Additional Doorstoppers
Outlaws of the Marsh (14th century) by Shi Nai’an
Three Kingdoms (14th century) by Luo Guanzhong
The Decameron (14th century) by Giovanni Boccaccio
Gargantua and Pantagruel (16th century) by Francois Rabelais
Journey to the West (16th century) by Wu Cheng’en
The Faerie Queene (1596) by Edmund Spenser
Don Quixote (1615) by Miguel Cervantes
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) by Robert Burton
Nicholas Nickleby (1839) by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield (1850) by Charles Dickens
Bleak House (1853) by Charles Dickens
Les Miserables (1862) by Victor Hugo
War and Peace (1869) by Leo Tolstoy
Middlemarch (1874) by George Eliot
The Way We Live Now (1875) by Anthony Trollope
Kristin Lavransdatter (1920–1922) by Sigrid Undset
Before the Dawn (1929) by Toson Shimazaki
Musashi (1935) by Eiji Yoshikawa
The Arcades Project (1940) by Walter Benjamin
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941) by Rebecca West
The Recognitions (1955) by William Gaddis
Life and Fate (1959) by Vasily Grossman
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling (1965) by Marguerite Young
Women and Men (1987) by Joseph McElroy
Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace
Rising Up and Rising Down (2003) by William T. Vollmann
2666 (2004) by Roberto Bolano
Parallel Stories (2005) by Peter Nadas
Against the Day (2006) by Thomas Pynchon
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Novellas and Contemporary Novellas Download
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Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad
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Heart of a Dog
by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Dream Story
by Arthur Schnitzler
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Miss Lonelyhearts
by Nathanael West
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Animal Farm
by George Orwell
Candide (1759) by Voltaire
The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) by Johann Woflgang von Goethe
Mathilda (1820) by Mary Shelley
The Girl With the Golden Eyes (1833) by Honore de Balzac
Taras Bulba (1835) by Nikolai Gogol
Diary of a Madman (1835) by Nikolai Gogol
A Hero of Our Time (1839) by Mikhail Lermontov
The Murders of the Rue Morgue (1841) by Edgar Allen Poe
A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens
The Double (1846) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Loved One (1948) by Evelyn Waugh
Bartleby the Scrivener (1853) by Herman Melville
Scenes of Clerical Life (1857) by George Eliot
The Lifted Veil (1859) by George Eliot
First Love (1860) by Ivan Turgenev
The Cossacks (1863) by Leo Tolstoy
Therese Raquin (1867) by Emile Zola
The Eternal Husband (1870) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Torrents of Spring (1871) by Ivan Turgenev
Around the World in 80 Days (1873) by Jules Verne
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Notes from Underground
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck
by Jean-Paul Sartre
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The Ballad of Sad Cafe
by Carson McCullers
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Solzhenitsyn
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson
Daisy Miller (1878) by Henry James
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) by Leo Tolstoy
Pierre and Jean (1887) by Guy de Maupassant
Alien Hearts (1887) by Guy de Maupassant
The Horla (1887) by Guy de Maupassant
Looking Backward (1887) by Edward Bellamy
The Man Who Would be King (1888) by Rudyard Kipling
Billy Budd (1888) by Herman Melville
The Devil (1889) by Leo Tolstoy
The Duel (1891) by Anton Chekhov
The Red Badge of Courage (1895) by Stephen Crane
The Time Machine (1895) by H.G. Wells
Master and Man (1895) by Leo Tolstoy
The Turn of the Screw (1898) by Henry James
The Awakening (1899) by Kate Chopin
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Call of the Wild (1903) by Jack London
Three Lives (1906) by Gertrude Stein
Botchan (1906) by Natsume Soseki
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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Thousand Cranes
by Yasunari Kawabata
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The Unnamable
by Samuel Beckett
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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea
by Yukio Mishima
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The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon
The Secret Sharer (1909) by Joseph Conrad
The Mysterious Stranger (1910) by Mark Twain
Ethan Frome (1911) by Edith Wharton
Death in Venice (1912) by Thomas Mann
The Dead (1914) by James Joyce
The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka
The Lemoine Affair (1919) by Marcel Proust
Siddhartha (1922) by Hermann Hesse
The Fox (1923) by D.H. Lawrence
Story of the Eye (1928) by Georges Bataille
A Room of One's Own (1929) by Virginia Woolf
At the Mountains of Madness (1931) by H.P. Lovecraft
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James M. Cain
The Big Sleep (1939) by Raymond Chandler
The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus
Cannery Row (1945) by John Steinbeck
Snow Country (1947) by Yasunari Kawabata
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J.D. Salinger
Junky (1953) by William S. Burroughs
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury
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The Pearl
by John Steinbeck
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The Old Man and the Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
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The Key
by Junichiro Tanizaki
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The Castle of Crossed Destinies
by Italo Calvino
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Too Loud a Solitude
by Bohumil Hrabal
Night (1955) by Elie Wiesel
Pedro Paramo (1955) by Juan Rulfo
Seize the Day (1956) by Saul Bellow
Giovanni's Room (1956) by James Baldwin
The Subterraneans (1958) by Jack Kerouac
No One Writes the Colonel (1961) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Clockwork Orange (1962) by Anthony Burgess
Outer Dark (1968) by Cormac McCarthy
Slaughterhouse-Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
Child of God (1973) by Cormac McCarthy
Dusklands (1974) by J.M. Coetzee
The Pathseeker (1977) by Imre Kertesz
Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Pale View of Hills (1982) by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Tenth Man (1985) by Graham Greene
South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992) by Haruki Murakami
The Actual (1997) by Saul Bellow
The Body Artist (2001) by Don Delillo
The Dying Animal (2001) by Phillip Roth
Everyman (2006) by Phillip Roth
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Dark Spring
by Unica Zurn
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The White Ship
by Chinghiz Aitmatov
by Rudolph Wurlitzer
by Angela Carter
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Log of the S.S. The Mrs Unguentine
by Stanley Crawford
Further 1970s
The Summer Book (1972) by Tove Jansson
Motorman (1972) by David Ohle
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (1972) by Peter Handke
Roadside Picnic (1972) by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Asleep in the Sun (1973) by Adolfo Bioy Casares
Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry (1973) by B.S. Johnson
Telegram (1973) by Putu Wijaya
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1974) by Heinrich Boll
For Love of Norway (1975) by Pal Espolin Johnson
Travesty (1976) by John Hawkes
Journey into the Past (1976) by Stefan Zweig
P’s Three Women (1977) by Paulo Emilio Slaes Gomes
Fatale (1977) by Jean-Patrick Manchette
The Hour of the Star (1977) by Clarice Lispector
The Painter of Signs (1977) by R.K. Narayan
Secret Rendezvous (1977) by Kobo Abe
A Tomb for Boris Davidovich (1978) by Danilo Kis
Sleepless Nights (1979) by Elizabeth Hardwick
Volcano (1979) by Shusaku Endo
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The Viceroy of Ouidah
by Bruce Chatwin
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A Month in the Country
by J.L. Carr
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A Bohemian Youth
by Josef Hirsal
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Loitering With Intent
by Muriel Spark
by Thomas Bernhard
Further 1980s
So the Wind Won’t Blow it All Away (1982) by Richard Brautigan
The Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Town (1982) by Amos Tutuola
The Assault (1982) by Harry Mulisch
The Wine of Astonishment (1982) by Earl Lovelace
A Tiger for Malgudi (1983) by R.K. Narayan
Mr. Palomar (1983) by Italo Calvino
The Cannibal Galaxy (1983) by Cynthia Ozick
Alladin's Problem (1984) by Ernst Junger
The Lover (1984) by Marguerite Duras
In the Dutch Mountains (1984) by Cees Nooteboom
Isle of Dreams (1985) by Hino Keizo
Old Floating Cloud: Two Novellas (1983-6) by Can Xue
Stone in a Landslide (1985) by Maria Barbal
The Day the Leader was Killed (1985) by Naguib Mahfouz
In the Country of Last Things (1987) by Paul Auster
The Pigeon (1987) by Patrick Suskind
Kitchen (1988) by Banana Yoshimoto
The Swordfish (1989) by Hugo Claus
Mister Blue (1989) by Jacques Poulin
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Kaddish for an Unborn Child
by Imre Kertesz
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The Following Story
by Cees Nooteboom
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Chaos and All That
by Lui Sola
by Urs Allemann
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The Death of the Author
by Gilbert Adai
Further 1990s
Angels and Insects (1992) by A.S. Byatt
The Other City (1993) by Michal Ajvaz
Loving Sabotage (1993) by Amelie Nothomb
The Marx Family Saga (1993) by Juan Goytisolo
The Crime Studio (1994) by Steve Aylett
Shyness and Dignity (1994) by Dag Solstad
Of Love and Other Demons (1994) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pereira Declares (1994) by Antonio Tabucchi
Phosphor in Dreamland (1995) by Rikki Ducornet
Panther in the Basement (1995) by Amos Oz
I Have the Right to Destroy Myself (1996) by Kim Young-ha
Escape Hatch (1996) by Vladimir Makanin
The Diary of Mr. Pinke (1995) by Ewald Murrer
Reader's Block (1996) by David Markson
A Short Rhetoric for Leaving the Family (1998) by Peter Dimock
Kneller's Happy Campers (1998) by Etgar Keret
Honk if you Love Aphrodite (1999) by Daniel Evan Weiss
The Literary Conference (1999) by Cesar Aira
Earth and Ashes (1999) by Atiq Rahimi
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In Her Absence
by Antonio Munoz Molina
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Kafka's Leopards
by Moacyr Scliar
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The Colors of Infamy
by Albert Cossery
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Tales of Galicia
by Andrzej Stasiuk
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Besides the Sea
by Veronique Olmi
Further 2000s
Inez (2001) by Carlos Fuentes
Bait (2001) by David Albahari
Europeana (2001) by Patrik Ourednik
Good Morning Comrades (2001) by Ondjaki
All This Belongs to Me (2002) by Petra Hulova
Conversations with Spinoza (2002) by Gocec Smilevski
In the Flesh (2002) by Christa Wolf
Agape Agape (2002) by William Gaddis
The Blue Fox (2003) by Sjon
Piano (2003) by Jean Echenoz
The Housekeeper and the Professor (2003) by Yoko Ogawa
The Book of Words (2004) by Jenny Erpenbeck
Moving Parts (2004) by Magdalena Tulli
Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest (2005) by Amos Oz
Bonsai (2006) by Alejandro Zambra
The Waitress Was New (2008) by Dominique Fabre
The North of God (2008) by Steve Stern
The Hermaphrodite (2009) by Daniel Grandbois
Next World Novella (2009) by Matthias Politycki
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The Brothers
by Asko Sahlberg
by Jean Echenoz
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Train Dreams
by Denis Johnson
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Down the Rabbit Hole
by Juan Pablo Villalobos
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Translated/English-language Poets

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Further recommendations
Symbolist Movement
Charles Baudelaire ( )
Arthur Rimbaud ( )
Paul Verlaine ( )
Stéphane Mallarmé ( )
Alexander Blok ( )
Wolfgang von Goethe ()
William Wordsworth ()
Samuel Taylor Coleridge ()
Lord Byron ()
Percy Bysshe Shelley ()
John Keats ()
William Blake ()
Imagist Movement
William Carlos Williams ()
Ezra Pound ()
Hilda Doolittle ()
Richard Aldington ()
F. S. Flint ()
John Gould Fletcher ()
Amy Lowell ()
Beat Movement
Allen Ginsberg ( )
Gregory Corso ( )
Lawrence Ferlinghetti ()
Harlem Rennaisance
Langston Hughes ()
James Weldon Johnson ()
Countee Cullen ()
Walt Whitman ()
Ralph Waldo Emerson ()
Other Modern & Contemporary Poets
ee cummings ()
Anne Sexton ()
Sylvia Plath ()
Ted Hughes ()
John Ashbery ()
John Berryman ()
Rainer Maria Rilke ()
Hart Crane ()
Robert Frost ()
Georg Trakl ()
W. B. Yeats ()
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Short Stories

Short Story Collections Download
A Parisian Affair and Other Stories
by Guy de Maupassant
First Love and Other Stories
by Ivan Turgenev
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories
by Leo Tolstoy
Three Tales
by Gustav Flaubert
Dead Men Tell No Tales
by Emile Zola
Further classic collections
The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe
The Kruezter Sonata and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin
Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, 1892–1895 by Anton Chekhov
The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896–1904 by Anton Chekhov
Carmen and Other Stories by Prosper Merimee
by Raymond Carver
by James Joyce
by Jorge Luis Borges
Men Without Women
by Ernest Hemingway
South of No North
by Charles Bukowski
Further modern collections
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Short Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In the Heart of the Country by William Gass
Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner
The Return by Andrei Platonov
The Collected Short Stories by Roald Dahl
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Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
by David Foster Wallace
The Elephant Vanishes
by Haruki Murakami
Last Evenings on Earth
by Roberto Bolaño
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The Dog of the Marriage
by Amy Hempel
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Life After God
by Douglas Coupland
Further contemporary collections
How We are Hungry by Dave Eggers
Drown by Junot Diaz
Break it Down by Lydia Davis
No One Belongs Here More than You by Miranda July
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Flash Fiction

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The Waste Books
by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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The Complete Fables
of Jean de la Fontaine
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Nature Stories
by Jules Renard
by Robert Walser
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Today I Wrote Nothing
by Daniil Kharms
Further Pre-1950
Novels in Three Lines by Felix Feneon
The Collected Stories by Colette
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights
41 Stories by O. Henry
The Complete Fables by Aesop
Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Telegrams of the Soul by Peter Altenberg
Wild Grass () by Lu Xun
The Nature of Things () by Francis Ponge
Scenes from a Bathhouse () by Mikhail Zoshchenko
Contemplation () by Franz Kafka
One Thousand and One-Second Stories () by Inagaki Taruho
Selected Stories () by Robert Walser
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Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
by Yasunari Kawabata
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Lost in the Funhouse
by John Barth
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The Voice Imitator
by Thomas Bernhard
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The Age of Wire and String
by Ben Marcus
by Brendan Connell
Further Post-1950
The Book of Fables by W.S. Merwin
The Nimrod Flip-out by Etgar Keret
Murder in the Dark by Margaret Atwood
The Collected Stories by Lydia Davis
AM/PM by Amelia Gray
The Black Sheep and Other Fables (1969) by Augusto Monterroso
Road-Side Dog (1997) by Czeslaw Milosz
Revenge of the Lawn (1970) by Richard Brautigan
The Assignation (1988) by Joyce Carol Oates
Dreamtigers (1960) by Jorge Luis Borges
Restless Nights (1966) by Dino Buzzati
The Museum of Useless Efforts (1968) by Cristina Peri Rossi
Insects are Just Like You and Me Except Some of them Have Wings (2008)by Kuzhali Manickavel
Between Fantoine and Agapa (1951) by Robert Pinget
Excitability () by Diana Williams
Stories and Texts for Nothing () by Samuel Beckett
Cronopios and Famas () by Julio Cortazar
Confabulario and Other Inventions () by Juan Jose Arreola
The Tunnel () by Russel Edson
Farewells to Plasma () by Natasza Goerke
Singular Pleasures () by Harry Matthews
Exercises in Style () by Raymond Queneau
One Minute Stories () by Istvan Orkeny
More One Minute Stories () by Istvan Orkeny
The Complete Butcher's Tales () by Rikki Ducornet
Microfictions () by Anna Maria Shua
Invisible Cities () by Italo Calvino
The Spiteful Planet and Other Stories () by Shinichi Hoshi
The Collected Stories () by Amy Hempel
Falsificaciones () by Marco Denevi
Under the Shadow () by Gilbert Sorrentino
The Vampire of Curitiba and Other Stories () by Dalton Trevisan
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Theater/Drama Download
Classical through Medieval
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The Three Theban Plays
by Sophocles
The Oresteia
by Aeschylus
Electra and Other Plays
by Euripides
The Complete Plays
by Aristophanes
Plays and Fragments
by Menander
Classical through Medieval cont.
The Pot of Gold and Other Plays by Plautus
Four Tragedies and Octavia by Seneca
The Comedies by Terence
The Loom of Time by Kalidasa
The Plays of Hrotswitha of Gandersheim
Japanese Noh Dramas
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Exit Level Literature Download
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Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes
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Paradise Lost
by John Milton
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Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
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Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo
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The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
More Classics
Robinson Crusoe (1719) by Daniel Defoe
Candide (1759) by Voltaire
Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen
Ivanhoe (1820) by Sir Walter Scott
A Hero of Our Time (1839) by Mikhail Lermontov
Dead Souls (1842) by Nikolai Gogol
David Copperfield (1850) by Charles Dickens
Madame Bovary (1856) by Gustav Flaubert
Fathers and Sons (1862) by Ivan Turgenev
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll
Middlemarch (1874) by George Eliot
L'assommoir (1877) by Emile Zola
Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy
Treasure Island (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) by Mark Twain
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) by Thomas Hardy
The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling
The Heart of Darkness (1899) by Joseph Conrad
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Modern Classics
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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Magic Mountain
by Thomas Mann
by James Joyce
by Herman Hesse
by Natsume Soseki
More Modern Classics
The Immoralist (1902) by Andre Gide
Sons and Lovers (1913) by D. H. Lawrence
The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1915) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Swann's Way (1927) by Marcel Proust
To the Lighthouse (1927) by Virginia Woolf
Brave New World (1931) by Aldous Huxley
Right Ho, Jeeves (1934) by P. G. Wodehouse
the Grapes of Wrath (1938) by John Steinbeck
Nausea (1938) by Jean Paul Sartre
The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus
Nineteen Eighty-four (1949) by George Orwell
Catch 22 (1953) by Joseph Heller
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming
Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1956) by Yukio Mishima
On the Road (1957) by Jack Kerouac
The Naked Lunch (1959) by William S. Burroughs
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Magus (1965) by John Fowles
One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse Five (1969) by Kurt Vonnegut
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) by Hunter S. Thompson
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) by Milan Kundera
Beloved (1987) by Toni Morrison
Brazil (1994) by John Updike
Blindness (1995) by Jose Saramago
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Depressing Literature Download
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Journey to the End of the Night
by Celine
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The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
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No Longer Human
by Osamu Dazai
by John Edward Williams
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The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years
by Chinghiz Aitmatov
Oblomov (1859) by Ivan Goncharov
Germinal (1885) by Emile Zola
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) by Leo Tolstoy
Hunger (1890) by Knut Hamsun
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) by Thomas Hardy
Jude the Obscure (1895) by Thomas Hardy
Jakob von Gunten (1909) by Robert Walser
Kokoro (1914) by Natsume Soseki
Skylark (1920s) by Dezső Kosztolányi
The Maimed (1923) by Hermann Ungar
Moravagine (1926) by Blaise Cendrars
The Sufferings of Prince Stenenhoch (1928) by Ladislav Klima
Will O'The Wisp (1931) by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle
On the Heights of Despair (1934) by E.M. Cioran
Death on Installment Plan (1936) by Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Of Mice and Men (1937) by John Steinbeck
Mouchette (1937) by Georges Bernanos
Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante
On the Marble Cliffs (1939) by Ernst Junger
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) by Carson McCullers
The Tartar Steppe (1940) by Dino Buzzati
Our Lady of the Flowers (1943) by Jean Genet
The Lost Weekend (1944) by Charles Jackson
Snow Country (1947) by Yasunari Kawabata
The Setting Sun (1947) by Osamu Dazai
If This is a Man (1947) by Primo Levi
The Tunnel (1948) by Ernesto Sabato
Death of a Salesman (1949) by Arthur Miller
Thousand Cranes (1952) by Yasunari Kawabata
This Business of Living (1952) by Cesare Pavese
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962) by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) by Hubert Selby Jr.
Death and the Dervish (1966) by Mes Selimovic
Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) by Jean Ryhs
The Trouble With Being Born (1973) by E.M. Cioran
The Thorn Birds (1977) by Colleen McCullough
The Hour of the Star (1977) by Clarice Lispector
Rituals (1980) by Cees Nooteboom
The Melancholy of Resistance (1989) by László Krasznahorkai
The Emigrants (1992) by W.G. Sebald
To Live (1993) by Yu Hua
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? (1994) by Lorrie Moore
4:48 Psychosis (1999) by Sarah Kane
The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (2010) by Aimee Bender
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Drug Books

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Essential Erotic Literature
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Song of Songs
(10th century BCE)
by Solomon
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The Erotic Poems
(1st century)
of Ovid
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The Plum in the Golden Vase
(16th century)
by Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng
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Philosophy in the Bedroom
by Marquis de Sade
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Venus in Furs
by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Additional Erotic Literature
Teleny (1893) by Oscar Wilde
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Female Authors

Female Authors Download
(b. 630 BCE)
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Murasaki Shikibu
(b. 973)
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Sor Juana Ines
(b. 1651)
Emily Dickinson
(b. 1830)
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Virginia Woolf
(b. 1882)
Li Ch'ing-chao (b. 1084) Sei Shonagon (b. 966)
Aphra Behn (b. 1640) Frances Burney (b. 1752)
George Sand (b. 1804) George Eliot (b. 1819)
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Mary Shelley (b. 1797) Christina Rossetti (b. 1830)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. 1811) Higuchi Ichiyo (b. 1872)
Charlotte Gilman (b. 1860) Edith Wharton (b. 1862)
Willa Cather (b. 1873) Kate Chopin (b. 1850)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (b. 1892) Sigrid Undset (b. 1882)
Gertrude Stein (b. 1874) Pearl Buck (b. 1892)
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Akiko Yosano
(b. 1878)
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Anna Akhmatova
(b. 1889)
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Marguerite Yourcenar
(b. 1903)
Carson McCullers
(b. 1917)
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Clarice Lispector
(b. 1920)
Radclyffe Hall (b. 1880) Sophie Treadwell (b. 1885)
Zora Hurston (b. 1891) Marina Tsvetaeva (b. 1892)
Anna Kavan (b. 1901) Marosa di Giorgio (b. 1932)
Katherine Mansfield (b. 1888) H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (b. 1886)
Fumiko Enchi (b. 1905) Djuna Barnes (b. 1882)
Elizabeth Smart (b. 1913) Colette (b. 1873)
Xiao Hong (b. 1911) Jane Bowles (b. 1917)
Eva Svankmajerova (b. 1940) Lillian Hellman (b. 1905)
Grazia Deledda (b. 1871) Zitkala-Sa (b. 1876)
Muriel Spark (b. 1918) Anais Nin (b. 1903)
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Olivia Manning
(b. 1908)
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Tove Jansson
(b. 1914)
Wislawa Szymborska
(b. 1923)
Flannery O'Connor
(b. 1925)
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Anne Carson
(b. 1950)
Daphne du Maurier (b. 1907) Christina Stead (b. 1902)
Katherine Anne Porter (b. 1890) Sylvia Plath (b. 1932)
Simone de Beauvoir (b. 1908) Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)
Eileen Chang (b. 1920) Marianne Moore (b. 1887)
Toni Morrison (b. 1931) Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)
Anne Sexton (b. 1928) Rose Macaulay (b. 1881)
Alice Munro (b. 1931) Dorothy Parker (b. 1893)
Elfriede Jelinek (b. 1946) Unica Zurn (b. 1916)
Daniela Fischerova (b.1948) Ursula LeGuin (b. 1929)
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Leonora Carrington
(b. 1917)
Cynthia Ozick
(b. 1928)
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Angela Carter
(b. 1940)
Olga Tokarczuk
(b. 1962)
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Miranda July
(b. 1974)
Tatyana Tolstaya (b. 1951) Dubravka Ugresic (b. 1949)
Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) Doris Lessing (b. 1919)
Magda Szabo (b. 1934) Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)
Magdalena Tulli (b. 1955) Sarah Kane (b. 1971)
Christa Wolf (b. 1929) Lyn Hejinian(b. 1941)
Marguerite Duras (b. 1914) Zadie Smith (b. 1975)
Park Wan-suh (b. 1931) Liliana Ursu (b. 1949)
Lorrie Moore (b. 1957) Anita Desai (b. 1937)
Lydia Davis (b. 1947) Ludmilla Petrushevskaya (b. 1938)
Kate Christensen (b. 1962) Herta Muller (b. 1953)
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Humor Literature Download
by Voltaire
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The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
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The Code of the Woosters
by P.G. Wodehouse
by Joseph Heller
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A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
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As You Like It (1599) by William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing (1599) by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night (1602) by William Shakespeare
Five Women who Loved Love (1685) by Ihara Saikaku
A Modest Proposal (1729) by Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels (1735) by Jonathan Swift
Zadig (1747) by Voltaire
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1767) by Laurence Sterne
Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen
Dead Souls (1842) by Nikolai Gogol
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain
Three Men in a Boat (1889) by Jerome K. Jerome
The Devil's Dictionary (1906) by Ambrose Bierce
I Am a Cat (1906) by Natsume Soseki
Botchan (1906) by Natsume Soseki
The Trial (1915) by Franz Kafka
Kappa (1927) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Envy (1927) by Yuri Olesha
Vile Bodies (1930) by Evelyn Waugh
Right Ho, Jeeves (1934) P.G. Wodehouse
The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov
All About H. Hatterr (1948) by G.V. Desani
Lucky Jim (1954) by Kingsley Amis
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966) by Tom Stoppard
The Naked Ape (1967) by Desmond Morris
The Dice Man (1971) by Luke Rhinehart
The Princess Bride (1973) by William Goldman
Money (1984) by Martin Amis
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) by Douglas Adams
Stark (1989) by Ben Elton
Good Omens (1990) by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
A Dirty Job (2006) by Christopher Moore
Shades of Grey (2009) by Jasper Fforde
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Essential Maximalist Literature
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The Recognitions
by William Gaddis
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Gravity's Rainbow
by Thomas Pynchon
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Women and Men
by Joseph McElroy
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Infinite Jest
by David Foster Wallace
by Roberto Bolano
Additional Maximalist Literature
Giles Goat-Boy (1966) by John Barth
J R (1975) by William Gaddis
LETTERS (1979) by John Barth
The Tunnel (1995) by William H. Gass
Underworld (1997) by Don DeLillo
Mason and Dixon (1997) by Thomas Pynchon
Against the Day (2006) by Thomas Pynchon
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Postmodernist Literature
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Women and Men
( )
by Joseph McElroy
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( )
by William H. Gass
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Pale Fire
( )
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Gravity's Rainbow
( )
by Thomas Pynchon
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Infinite Jest
( )
by David Foster Wallace
Additional Postmodernist Literature
Catch-22 () by Joseph Heller
Lost in the Funhouse () by John Barth
Slaughterhouse-Five () by Kurt Vonnegut
Naked Lunch () by William S. Burroughs
JR () by William Gaddis
The Man in the High Castle () by Phillip K. Dick
White Noise () by Don Delillo
House of Leaves () by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Dead Father () by Donald Barthelme
Cloud Atlas () by David Mitchell
Hopscotch () by Julio Cotazar
2666 () by Roberto Bolano
Invisible Cities () Italo Calvino
The Rings of Saturn () W.G. Sebald
The Lime Twig () by John Hawkes
Foucault's Pendulum () by Umberto Eco
The New York Trilogy () by Paul Auster
Labyrinths: Selected Stories () by Jorge Luis Borges
The Atrocity Exhibition () by J.G. Ballard
Life: A User's Manual () by Georges Perec
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas () Hunter S. Thompson
The Mezzanine () Nicholson Baker
Wittgenstein's Mistress () by David Markson
The Winshaw Legacy: or, What a Carve Up! () by Jonathan Coe
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Surrealism (the movement)
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Locus Solus
by Raymond Roussel
by Rene Crevel
by Andre Breton
by Giorgio de Chrico
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Leg of Lamb: Its Life and Works
by Benjamin Peret
More Surrealism
The Poet Assassinated (1915) by Guillaume Appollinaire
Paris Peasant (1926) by Louis Aragon
The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch (1928) by Ladislav Klima
Aurora (1928) by Michel Leiris
Last Nights in Paris (1928) by Philippe Soupault
The Lives of the Gods (1930s) by Alberto Savinio
Edition 69 (1931) by Jindrich Styrsky
Witch Grass (1933) by Raymond Queneau
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1945) by Viteszlav Nezval
The Passive Vampire (1945) by Gherasim Luca
Blue of Noon (1957) by Georges Bataille
Dark Spring (1970) by Unica Zurn
The Hearing Trumpet (1976) by Leonora Carrington
Zenobia (1985) by Gellu Naum
Surrealism (the style)
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Aurelia and Other Writings
by Gerard de Nerval
by Comte de Lautreamont
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The Blind Owl
by Sadegh Hedayat
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Froth on the Daydream
by Boris Vian
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the Opposing Shore
by Julien Gracq
More Surrealism
Ubu Roi (1896) by Alfred Jarry
Opium and Other Stories (1912) by Geza Csath
The Complete Works (1920s) of Urmuz
Moravagine (1926) by Blaise Cendrars
Dogra Magra (1935) by Kyusaku Yumeno
Invitation to a Beheading (1936) by Vladimir Nabokov
Nightwood (1936) by Djuna Barnes
Locus (1936) by Felipe Alfau
The Street of Crocodiles (1937) by Bruno Schulz
At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) by Flann O'Brien
The Invention of Morel (1940) by Adolfo Bioy Casares
One Thousand and One-Second Stories (1940s) by Inagaki Taruho
Blaugast (1945) by Paul Leppin
The Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhui (1951) by Rafael Ferlosio
Heartsnatcher (1953) by Boris Vian
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead (1954) by Barbara Comyns
Pedro Paramo (1955) by Juan Rulfo
The Woman in the Dunes (1962) by Kobo Abe
Hopscotch (1963) by Julio Cotazar
The Tenant (1964) by Roland Topor
The Selected Works (1966) of Konrad Bayer
The Third Policeman (1967) by Flann O'Brien
The Complete Stories (1970) of Franz Kafka
The Obscene Bird of Night (1970) by Jose Donoso
The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffmann (1972) by Angela Carter
Motorman (1972) by David Ohle
The Skewed Tales (1975) by H.C. Artmann
The Palace of Dreams (1981) by Ismail Kadare
Kangaroo Notebook (1991) by Kobo Abe
Phosphor in Dreamland (1995) by Rikki Ducornet
Tonguecat (1999) by Peter Verhelst
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